1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

The d hotel

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by golfer1903, Nov 14, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. golfer1903

    golfer1903 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2010
    Messages:
    201
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    0
    How is the d. Never stayed downtown. Always strip. Need one nite on a fri downtown with family 2 female daughter and wife. Don't wanna here the noose when in room at nite. And want safe area. I was downtown a few times and took wrong turn in evening and was not very safe feeling. Don't want to do that again. Figure on a fri nite in Vegas both downtown and strip are packed and crazy. But is downtown secure. Or am I better to stay on strip
    Fun times and crowds not the problem. Don't mind that. Just don't want thiefs and drunk fights or can't sleep at nite cuz party on the street kinda thing.
    NO Smoking smell in rooms

    Thanks for any advice and suggestions
     
  2. smartone

    smartone VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    5,264
    Location:
    Northern Nevada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    204
    I think downtown is EVERY bit as safe as the Strip... and you're correct, it's probably not wise to venture too far away from the well-lit casino corridor downtown. That said, I honestly believe in addition to the Fremont Experience canopy area, you're fine walking down to the El Cortez and the various new bars, etc, in that area, as well as on down to Container Park (which has security and well lit as well). You're also fine to go a block or so north to the Downtown Grand, Triple George, Hogs & Heffers, Mob Museum, etc.

    The D is a pretty loud and bawdy property at least downstairs, that's why I like it. Others may have better info who have stayed there, as my last stay in the joint was when it was the Fitz, but I do remember the noise from the light show under the canopy being pretty prevalent in my room, but I was facing Fremont and noise doesn't bother me all that much.
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2014
  3. LoveDowntownVegas

    LoveDowntownVegas Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2014
    Messages:
    450
    Location:
    TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    34
    The casino is loud and high energy. the rooms are quiet and there's no smoke smell in a non-smoking room. request a room on the 12th floor or higher and you shouldn't have a noise issue from FSE.

    You might also consider DT Grand. the rooms are a bit nicer and the bathrooms are larger. Might be good for a man with 3 ladies!
     
    Futbol - final game
  4. wanker751

    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2014
    Messages:
    4,716
    Location:
    Chicago
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    13
    I was reading elsewhere that made it seem like walking from FSE to El Cortez was like walking to (insert shitty dangerous place here) and you were lucky if you weren't robbed and left for dead.
     
    Downtown - Wanker Returns after baby!
    Wanker Returns After Baby
  5. LoveDowntownVegas

    LoveDowntownVegas Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2014
    Messages:
    450
    Location:
    TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    34
    Depends on the time of day. I use the same approach in Vegas as I do in any large city - If there is a large group of people out and about, waking, having a good time, it's probably relatively safe to travel in a certain direction. If I see the local LE out and about, it's probably OK to continue on.

    If it's 3AM and there's no one in sight, it's probably best to avoid dark places and side streets and find my way back to the room!
     
    Futbol - final game
  6. REELmoneySlotFan

    REELmoneySlotFan High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Messages:
    592
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    10
    Well, I'm not the most experienced guy when it comes to downtown but I have to be honest, I don't always feel safe at the downtown area (as soon as you leave the FSE area). It doesn't have to be unsafe to give you that feeling. The amount of homeless, drunks, panhandlers and shady types is kinda big outside the FSE area. So especially at night, I wouldn't feel all too comfortable to take my wife "out on a walk".
     
  7. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2014
    Messages:
    2,341
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    50
    OK, been to LV 12 times this year and spent 6 of my stays at the D.

    I walk up and down Fremont from Golden Gate to Container park and have NEVER had a problem.

    I'm an older Asian guy, but I keep my head down, try not to look like a tourist, and I've never had a problem.

    Be a looky-lou during the daytime, but go where you're going at night and you shouldn't have any problems.

    The D is an excellent property, but I wouldn't take my 13 year old son to stay there because there's not much for the underaged, non-gambling person to do. Once you've seen the FSE, you've seen it. The shark pool at the Golden Nugget is one of the few things for the UNG person to do.

    Make sure you ask for the "odd numbered" side to ensure that you don't hear noise from Fremont Street. I have not stayed there when there was an event at the new events center so I don't know how the noise is on the odd side.
     
    New Orleans 7* retreat. Food, food, and more food . . . .
    Tentatively Tahoe or LV . . . .
  8. kingslender

    kingslender Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Messages:
    198
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    5
    Try and get a room that faces east, if you can. I stayed on the 20th or so floor and it was west facing. Right below The D on that side there is always a music stage setup (at least when we went) and it was pretty loud until midnight. If we were on the other side of the hall, I don't think it would have been an issue.
     
  9. Iamrice

    Iamrice High-Roller

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Messages:
    608
    Location:
    ATX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    33
    Maybe five to ten years ago that was the case but now it's packed with bars and restaurants. It's as safe as any big tourist area.
     
  10. Hawaiianmark

    Hawaiianmark Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    Messages:
    311
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    10
    Its a safe as you need to be. No issues for me ever. Wife myself and older Aunt used to walk all the way to The western at 3am for the hell of it.

    The "D" has the greatest owner ever in Derek Stevens.
     
  11. FXT

    FXT VIP Whale

    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Messages:
    1,033
    Location:
    San Jose, California
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    10
    The D has been hit or miss for me. Elevators can be an issue and getting front desk to pick the phone has always been an issue. Make sure you tell them to put you away from FSE/elevators or you will hear some noise. Some bathrooms lack ventilation fans and the plumbling can be slow. Personally I'd go with Golden Nugget if you're a strip kinda family.

    As far as safety goes, its about as dangerous as the strip. You might have the occasional beggar ask you for money but ignoring them or giving them the stink eye works just fine.
     
  12. wanker751

    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2014
    Messages:
    4,716
    Location:
    Chicago
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    13
    That is what I figured, I have only stayed on near FSE, been to Cal and MSS. I usually only do one night per trip.

    I was looking stuff up and it was written this summer and I saw the FSE stuff, but stayed by the gambling :beer: but it confused me.
     
    Downtown - Wanker Returns after baby!
    Wanker Returns After Baby
  13. mescalita

    mescalita High-Roller

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Messages:
    502
    Location:
    Tejas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    19
    Now that was a fun walk - really got the adrenaline flowing.....
     
  14. kaydv

    kaydv Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2014
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    C-bus, OH
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    13
    I have stayed at the D twice before and will be staying there again this December. I am an early 30's woman and have never felt unsafe while downtown. The casino is fun, although loud music, especially in the evenings. The canopy is well lit, and even when you wander away from the canopy you will come across Fremont Street East, with several bars; again, no issues. I have walked to El Cortez with no problems. Be aware of your surroundings and you will be fine. That being said, you mention your daughters; if they are under 21, there is not much to do for those who are underage (if they are). Enjoy your night downtown... My first 7 trips were on the strip and I now prefer downtown!
     
  15. aaisack

    aaisack High-Roller

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2014
    Messages:
    721
    Location:
    Gig Harbor, WA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    29
    This. Fremont East (the portion east of LV Blvd) used to be pretty sketchy, but that's just not the case anymore. The area is well lit and gets plenty of foot traffic due to the various bars and restaurants between the canopy and El Cortez. The D is fine. Just ask for a room away from the canopy if you're a light sleeper.
     
  16. Dtyst1

    Dtyst1 Tourist

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2012
    Messages:
    89
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    7
    As others have said, the downtown area is safe. I can't speak to the conditions more than 5 years ago, but in the past couple of years I've walked from the canopy to El Coretz or (more recently) Downtown Grand at 2, 3, 4 in the morning and never even had the slightest bit of worry. The uniform presence in and around the canopy and Fremont East is at such levels that you'll find an officer quicker and easier downtown than you will on the strip.

    As far as noise level goes, good luck. I can sleep through anything, so I've never cared what room I've had. Others seems to be very particular about room selection. Request a high floor and opposite side from Fremont and you should be fine. If you aren't commited to the D, maybe try Four Queens, as they don't have a stage area right outside the property, which the D has.
     
  17. FullBoat

    FullBoat VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2013
    Messages:
    1,736
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    16
    The Four Queens does have some rooms right next to the North tower. I was almost never in there while a concert was going on, but wasn't too bad. But, I'm not too bothered by music playing while I'm trying to sleep.

    Do only the suites at The D have fridges? Or do the regular rooms have 1 as well?
     
Tags:
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.